on one hand meaning

  "on one hand" in a sentence
Adverb: on one hand
  1. From one point of view
    - on the one hand

[American idiom]
from one point of view; as one side (of an issue). (Other points of view are expressed as on the other hand.)
On one hand, I really ought to support my team. On the other hand, I don't have the time to attend all the games.
On the one hand, I need Ann's help. On the other hand, she and I don't get along very well.

[American slang]
adv. phr. Looking at a thing in one of two possible ways; from one point of view. Usually used with "on the other hand". John wants to be a printer or a teacher; on one hand, printing pays better; on the other hand, schools need good teachers.


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  1. you have society on one hand and the individual on the other.
  2. on one hand, we have reasons to be optimistic
  3. on one hand, it will take too much space of our school
  4. dreams, on one hand, are not expensive
  5. i mean, on one hand, if dying was all you thought about

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